I found a little bit that kind of information, courtesy of a forum dedicated to military defense.
I found a link to a United States Marine Corp manual called "Warfighting", from 1997. You can find it here, courtesy of Clausewitz.com.
From the Foreword wrote:Very simply, this publication describes the philosophy which
distinguishes the U.S. Marine Corps. The thoughts contained
here are not merely guidance for action in combat but a way of
thinking. This publication provides the authoritative basis for
how we fight and how we prepare to fight. This book contains
no specific techniques or procedures for conduct. Rather, it
provides broad guidance in the form of concepts and values. It
requires judgment in application.
The website itself, Clausewitz.com
, dedicated to the Prussian military thinker who helped to define modern military thought. It seems to be a decent resource, although I have quite a bit of digging to do.
My purpose for attempting to delve into this was partially for understanding into an interesting subject, but also for a less important bit - tabletop wargaming with a friend. His nickname for me on his Skype is "No-Wins Tactical Genius", denoting that while I play well, I just can't seem to win a game, although I've been doing better lately. Sisters of Battle always fail me, despite being my favorite.
Anyway, I was hoping for information to help me win in these matches, but as I read the manual I linked above, "Warfighting", I realize that command is much more about the individual thinking, understanding the elements of his forces available and the enemy's, and more about abstract concepts like individual will, tempo, and initiative. Things you can't measure, but are immeasurably important. I've realized that just understanding my force, the opposing force, and solving the question "what is the best plan available to me for victory" is all that is really needed to improve my skill in these games.
To that extent, a detailed tactical guide is almost counter-productive, for fear of becoming predictable and adhering too much to doctrine, which would stifle initiative, creativity, and surprise. As "Warfighting" mentions at one point, "The officer's greatest weapon is his mind."
I intend to continue looking into this subject and will continue to inform you all of any progress I find. Should anyone find anything, I would appreciate hearing it.
EDIT: It seems Mr. Clausewitz's writings themselves are very much what I was looking for, and Clausewitz.com
has them all readily available. Anyone interested in this subject would be wise to look at this site.